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March 27, 2020

Two more vicinities sealed in Islamabad after coronavirus victims unearthed

National

March 27, 2020

Islamabad: The Islamabad Administration sealed Ramsha Colony in Sector H-9 and Chak Shahzad and some streets of Sector G-13 after effected areas in Kot Hathial in Bahara Kahu. While, a Corona victims has expired in Sector G-13 on Thursday.

Two people in Ramsha Colony and Chak Shahzad were found coronavirus positive, the deputy commissioner Islamabad confirmed when contacted. “Both the people were found affected and lifted from their residents upon getting information from an intelligence agency. They have been affected for the last eight days,” Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat said when asked, and added that Ramsha Colony and affected areas of Chak Shahzad have been sealed to protect the other areas of the surroundings.

“The affected people have been shifted to isolation sections of hospital for treatment,” the DC said. The concerned section of the district administration, responsible for the corona case said on the condition of anonymity that the situation of coronavrius in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) became alarming after initial emergence of six cases of the pandemic. The situation in Rawalpindi is also turning ugly as a large number of coronavirus have been reported from Dhoke Kashmirian and it is reported that Army and Police have taken over the control of the area as well.

Similarly, another case of coronavirus has also been reported in Rawalpindi. The infected patient has returned from France on March 16 and was tested positive for the virus today. Acting quickly the authorities immediately reached the area and initially sprayed disinfectant in six houses in closest vicinity and the local market has also been sealed off.

All entrance and exit points of the twin cities have been cordoned off by the police and military deployment in view of rising numbers of victims in the vicinity of the federal capital and adjoining garrison city.

Main arteries of the federal capital including Islamabad Expressway and Kashmir Highway were halted for public with deployment of Police and contingents of military and rangers. Citizens visiting from adjoining areas were not allowed to enter Islamabad irrespective of senior officials and medics on account of identity verification.

Major police picket at Islamabad Expressway near Faizabad was put on halt for public entrance with strict entry mechanism; resultantly long queues of public vehicles were seen at the entrance point on Islamabad Expressway. Police as well as contingents of Rangers and Military personnel remained alert to divert public vehicles from entrance in the capital city.

Similarly, IJP Road and Kashmir Highway, other two main arteries to enter in the capital city witnessed public questioning with law enforcement agencies to seek entrance in the city. In view of rising numbers of COVID-19 victims, vicinities of Islamabad including Bhara Kahu and Chak-Shahzad have already been sealed by police and paramilitary troops and no one is allowed to enter and exit from those localities after rising numbers of COVID-19 positive cases from these two areas of the federal capital.

On other side, Rawalpindi Police taking stern action on violation of directives issued by Punjab government for prevention of COVID-19. Public transport as well as pillion riding in Rawalpindi city is strictly banned and violators are being heavily fined in the limits of respective police stations.

Police mobiles are being seen making announcements and pleading citizens to remain inside homes and stay away from unnecessary movement on roads and streets. Along with City Police, officials of Rescue 1122 are playing very proactive role in disinfecting the city with spray of chlorine water. Police mobile vans are making continuous rounds on roads and in adjoining streets to ensure public inside their homes to contain outbreak of COVID-19 in the city.

Grocery shops and dairies are allowed to open while all other shops are closed in the city. On instructions of CPO Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younis, Special Pickets of Police have been constituted at all major roads and main avenues to keep off road all the public transport and advising the citizens to remain inside their homes by halting unnecessary movements.

After report of COVID-19 case in Dhoke Kashmiriyan in the limits of Sadiqabad Police Station, the entire area was cordoned off and the family of the COVID-19 positive was tested and suspects in the streets were also tested with immediate action of police and health department officials on Wednesday.

Earlier, police with assistance of military and Rangers conducted special search operation in Faizabad Bus Stands and all the hotels in the surroundings and entire Faizabad Market and hotels in the surroundings were sealed and military personnel took control of the area by restricting freely movement in the area.

Police personnel and military men are making their efforts to ensure safe distancing parameters at grocery shops and dairies by chalking out three-feet marks on roads with instructions for citizens to ensure distancing in view of COVID-19 pandemic.